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Upkar Dhaliwal

IEEE San Diego Section
Chair
San Francisco Bay Area
Upkar Dhaliwal is Founder & CEO at Future Wireless Technologies; an Entrepreneur, System Architect, Policy, Consultant Advisor with over 30 years of hands on wireless and internet experience undertaking Strategy, Policy, Intellectual Property, Business Development and Technical advisory support for Present and Future Wireless Technologies and product development for Start ups, OEMs, private equity and Market Leaders customers, A Professional Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council UK, He is a Senior Wireless & RF System Architect Executive an industry expert serving on numerous industrial/technical/policy bodies like 3GPP LTE, IEEE 802.11, .16, .15, and many other IEEE organisations, with specialized knowledge and technical leadership in the design and development of state of the art devices, circuits, networks and systems doing technical business developments for many Start up and the investment community.

He has in past worked full-time for STMicroelectronics/NOKIA on a joint design team with NOKIA Mobile 4G LTE and HSPA, for QUALCOMM QCT for 8 years thru the 3G –CDMA/UMTS/HSPA era, and for SAMSUNG Telecom for early 2G – GSM with ten years prior in Space & Defense Wireless, with many World Class Firsts.

At present, working on Beyond 4G charting towards 2020-30 in terms of V-V-RAN, Wearable, Cognitive Radios and Distributed Mesh Sensor Radios, plus Mental Health & Wellness, Smart Transport - V2X, IoT Industrial & Automation

He is a COMMNEXUS LBS SIG co-chair and has been a Semiconductor SIG Co-chair in the past, He is also involved with CONNECT and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee, Has talked a course at UCSD Extension on Body Area Wireless Medical Device Technologies.

He grew up in West London England and studied for a Bachelors & Masters Degrees in Engineering from Leeds and University College London Universities respectively, leading to early career experiences & contributions in device modeling, circuit design and subsystem developments where he led World wide engineering teams in some World Class Firsts – First Commercial Active Antenna for Space for ESA and First Active Antenna for Battlefield Radar using MMIC/RFIC, world-class first’s early call in 3Gx1 CDMA, UMTS & Dual Mode UMTS+GSM chipset development. Some new Firsts are still being implemented in connected devices and Hybrid Cloud Services. He is married with two children settled and with working practices in San Diego and London.

He enjoys cooking, Red Wines, Whiskey and Bhangra Dances and Music. He has traveled, lived and worked in over 20 countries worldwide on 4 continents.